Soaring egg prices put pressure on consumers and businesses


              Red Star chickens feed in their coop Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview, Ill. Anyone going to buy a dozen eggs these days will have to be ready to pay up. That's because a lingering bird flu outbreak, combined with soaring feed, fuel and labor costs, has led to prices more than doubling over the past year. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              Cartons of eggs are for sale Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview, Ill. Anyone going to buy a dozen eggs these days will have to be ready to pay up. That's because a lingering bird flu outbreak, combined with soaring feed, fuel and labor costs, has led to prices more than doubling over the past year. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              Red Star chickens roost in their coop Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview, Ill. Anyone going to buy a dozen eggs these days will have to be ready to pay up. That's because a lingering bird flu outbreak, combined with soaring feed, fuel and labor costs, has led to prices more than doubling over the past year. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              Director John Kuester opens a carton of eggs Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview, Illinois. Avian influenza virus is having a significant impact on egg prices across the U.S.. Kuester said the farm had to take precautions to separate their two flocks of about 70 hens last year due to bird flu and to protect the hens from other wildlife. Kuester said the farm already charges $7.50 for a dozen eggs because they are so small and have a limited amount, but haven't raised prices. They routinely hear about grocery store egg price increases from their regular customers. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              Red Star chickens roost in their coop Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview, Ill. Anyone going to buy a dozen eggs these days will have to be ready to pay up. That's because a lingering bird flu outbreak, combined with soaring feed, fuel and labor costs, has led to prices more than doubling over the past year. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              A Red Star hen stands next to an egg Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview, Ill. Anyone going to buy a dozen eggs these days will have to be ready to pay up. That's because a lingering bird flu outbreak, combined with soaring feed, fuel and labor costs, has led to prices more than doubling over the past year. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              Barred Rock chickens roost in their coop Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview, Ill. Anyone going to buy a dozen eggs these days will have to be ready to pay up. That's because a lingering bird flu outbreak, combined with soaring feed, fuel and labor costs, has led to prices more than doubling over the past year. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              Barred Rock chickens roost in their coop Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview, Ill. Anyone going to buy a dozen eggs these days will have to be ready to pay up. That's because a lingering bird flu outbreak, combined with soaring feed, fuel and labor costs, has led to prices more than doubling over the past year. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              Cartons of eggs are for sale Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview, Ill. Anyone going to buy a dozen eggs these days will have to be ready to pay up. That's because a lingering bird flu outbreak, combined with soaring feed, fuel and labor costs, has led to prices more than doubling over the past year. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              U.S. average price per dozen grade A eggs, not seasonally adjusted
            
              A grocery store in Cheverly, Md., posts a sign to apologize for the increased price of their eggs, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Soaring egg prices put pressure on consumers and businesses